Column: Going Way Back in a Time Machine

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Going Way Back in a Time Machine

Snippet: I’ve never been a Dr. Who fan, but my brother was, so I’ve witnessed many episodes on our television when I was a kid. Don’t get me wrong; the idea of time travel appealed to me. I was fascinated with astronomy and was a dedicated watcher of Voyagers, the one-hour show starring the late Jon-Erik Hexum. Hexum and his sidekick used a pocket-watch style time machine to travel through time and ‘fix’ history.

As a genealogist, I wish I had a pocket watch that could deliver me to the past. I could visit my ancestors and interview them, getting the facts that elude me because no records exist for them. It would sort out mysteries that have stumped me for decades. I’d sneak along my camera and take pictures of them and their communities. I’d have the best genealogy in the world.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


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